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Post Doctoral Fellow (E)-Wang Lab

University of Utah

Job detailsSalary$55,000 – $65,000 a yearJob TypeFull-timeRemoteLocation383 South University Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84112+ Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributorsBenefitsPulled from the full job descriptionRetirement planFull Job Description



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Post Doctoral Fellow (E)

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Post Doctoral Fellow (E)-Wang Lab

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00116 – School of Biological Sciences




Salt Lake City, UT

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Postdoctoral Researcher (Terrestrial Ecology and Remote Sensing)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher to work at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah on a NASA-funded project to study terrestrial ecology in Arctic-Boreal North America. The project aims to use satellite remote sensing data to study how high-latitude vegetation type, aboveground biomass, and carbon cycling are changing in response to continental-scale increases in wildfires, human activity, and climate change. This work is a collaboration with researchers at the University of California, Boston University, NASA, and the U.S. and Canadian Forest Services. This is a three-year position that includes opportunities for professional development and networking with a vibrant community of researchers and stakeholders in the NASA Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE) program (see The position remains open until filled and is available to start immediately, with remote work options possible. Salary will range from 55,000 to 65,000 USD per year, depending on experience, and includes generous benefits.


A Ph.D. in the ecology, geography, or related fields (e.g. forestry, environmental science, statistics, or other STEM fields) is required at time of hire. Candidates will be expected to analyze large remote sensing datasets using high-performance computing, to model ecosystem composition and structure with machine learning, and to communicate results in peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations. We are seeking candidates with interests and experience in terrestrial ecology, time series remote sensing, or carbon cycle science. Candidates with skills or interest in machine learning, terrestrial ecology, or geospatial data science are strongly preferred. Please email your application materials with subject NASA TE postdoc application to Please include (1) a cover letter describing your research interests, relevant experience, and career goals, (2) a current C.V., and (3) contact information (name, phone number, and email address) for three references.

More information about the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Utah can be found at The University of Utah is the flagship university for the state of Utah and is a comprehensive and diverse Research I public institution located in Salt Lake City, an affordable, rapidly growing, and bike friendly metropolitan area of more than one million residents. There are exceptional opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as skiing, canyoneering, and mountain biking, in the nearby Rocky Mountains, Wasatch Mountains, Great Basin, and National Parks, as well as high-quality cultural amenities and a sunny, four season climate. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. Underrepresented groups, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veterans status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:
Director/ Title IX Coordinator Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (OEO/AA) 383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite Salt Lake City, UT 84112 801-581-8365 Online reports may be submitted at To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (URS). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.
This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

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